Pregnancy
Care & Treatment

Pregnancy is a magical, special time in a woman’s life. The anticipation of baby’s arrival, however, is met with some side effects and aches & pains. Chiropractic care is beneficial for both the pregnancy months as well as childbirth position.
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Healthy Pregnancy with Chiropractic

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your prenatal care. A large percentage of all pregnant women experience back pain and discomfort during pregnancy. This discomfort is due to the rapid growth of the baby and interference to your body’s normal structural adaptations to that growth. Pre-existing unnoticed imbalances in your spine and pelvis become overtaxed during these times. The added stresses lead to discomfort and difficulty while performing routine, daily activities. As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges to accommodate the rapid growth. So long as the pelvis is in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. If your pelvis is out of balance in any way, these ligaments become torqued and twisted, causing a condition known as constraint to your uterus. This constraint limits the space of the developing baby. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustments eliminate these stresses in your spine, restore balance to your pelvis and result in greater comfort and lifestyle improvements.

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Chiropractic Advice for Childbirth Positions

Any compromised position for the baby throughout pregnancy will affect his or her optimal development. Conditions such as torticollis occur because a baby’s space was cramped in-utero. If the woman’s uterus is constrained as birth approaches, the baby is prevented from getting into the best possible position for birth. Even if the baby is in the desirable head down position, constraint in the uterus affects the baby’s head from moving into the ideal presentation for delivery. The head may be slightly tilted off to one side or even more traumatically, present in the posterior position. Any baby position even slightly off during birth will slow down labour and add pain to both the mother and baby.

Many women have been told that their babies were too big, or labor “just slowed down” when it was really the baby’s presentation interfering with the normal process and progression. Avoidable interventions are implemented during a natural process into an operative one. Our doctors can work specifically with your pelvis and spine throughout pregnancy restoring a state of balance and creating an environment for an easier, safer delivery.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here we answer the questions related to Chiropractic Care for pregnant women that we’ve been asked over the years. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Don’t be shy! Feel free to reach out to us and ask us anything.

Yes! At LiveWell Health, our chiropractors have experience working with pregnant women. Chiropractic therapies relieve pain and stress, and who needs that more than an expectant mother? Our chiropractors will walk you through everything they do beforehand, and if there is anything that you are not comfortable with they will customize your experience to best suit your needs.

To learn more about chiropractic therapies for pregnant women, or to book your appointment today, contact LiveWell Health and speak to our skilled staff!

The basis of the adjustment techniques used will remain the same during pregnancy, however, they will be more gentle. We only perform adjustments that you are comfortable with, and when making adjustments we are very delicate. This softer delivery allows us to perform the same adjustments while accommodating your growing baby.

Contact LiveWell Health today to speak to one of our staff about our chiropractic therapies for pregnant women, or to book your appointment!

Yes! Some people prefer not to take medication during pregnancy and some don’t find their medication to be enough to control their pains. Chiropractic therapies can help by making proper adjustments to relieve points of pain or pressure. This can also help with headaches during pregnancy. Make sure that you inform your chiropractor of any relevant information about your pain and pregnancy to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

Contact LiveWell Health today to learn more about how our chiropractic therapies can help alleviate your pain during pregnancy or to book your appointment!

There is no specific visit schedule that works for everyone. The best way to know how frequently you should visit the chiropractors is by speaking to your chiropractor about your unique schedule. Your chiropractor will help you decide what will work best for your body during pregnancy. The final decision will be up to you, however, we recommend consulting your chiropractor.

Contact LiveWell Health today to speak with one of our trained chiropractors, or to book an appointment!